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What is APA format, and how is it different from MLA format? Dive into the world of APA, investigate how to properly cite resources in-text, and look at a reference list of sources. Intended for higher education, not all of the information is pertinent for middle and high schoolers to learn at this juncture. However, you can cut out certain slides to keep it relevant for your classroom.
What is the difference between MLA and APA format? This presentation is geared towards a college audience, but it could definitely be useful with an eleventh and twelfth grade audience in high school. Differences are highlighted, but not many actual examples are given. Show this slide with some examples to really drive the point home!
It's often confusing which word should be used to complete a sentence. Although this activity's title insinuates that idioms will be discussed, the practice section is just about using words like to, who, with, as, and that correctly. Pupils identify the correct wording for 19 sentences shown.
What do your pupils think of the state of news casting in the United States? Find out with the materials and plan provided here. The resource includes a journal prompt, several reading selections, an essay prompt, a model essay, a rubric, and a self-assessment. Using Jon Stewart's popularity as a jumping-off point, class members discuss news media and read articles about Jon Stewart. The essay prompt is included; however, you might need to set aside more class time for planning and drafting. The wealth of materials is the strong point of this resource.
Introduce your high school scholars as to how to use counterclaims in argument writing. Learners explore this skill with collaborative efforts and technology. Together they explore the pros and cons of homework and develop a thesis for their point of view using the ideas developed in class. The next phase has them in the computer lab researching sources for their argument with a recommendation to have the instructor show how to include parenthetical citations, graphs and statistics into their writing. The instructional activity can be modified for any topic including literary analysis.
After a class discussion that focuses on what a commercial database is, pupils access a website in order to find the answers to questions on a worksheet embedded in the plan. The answers to the questions are not easy to find, and will challenge even your most talented pupils. Finally, each learner completes a self-evaluation form where they grade themselves on their research skills when using the Internet. A fine and innovative instructional activity!
Why are citations necessary in research writing? Help your class perfect their citation skills with this presentation. It introduces citations, different formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), and gives examples of improperly cited passages. Consider providing your class with a note-taking guide to follow along with the presentation and keep the material easily accessible.
For many emerging writers, essays are completed step-by-step. With the help of this lesson, learners will narrow down a topic, develop a thesis statement, develop a preliminary outline, conduct Internet research, and understand the process one goes through before writing an essay. Breaking the assignment into manageable chunks will really help your writers stay organized and focused!
Tenth graders assess the Canadian International Development Agency themes of poverty, education, children's rights, gender equality, and environmental issues. They choose one area to research and create portfolios about them. Once students have presented their findings, they consider how their own experiences differ from them.
Learners investigate world geography by creating a written document. In this tsunami safety instructional activity, students identify the potential impacts earthquakes and tsunamis can have on cities and towns around the world. Learners locate specific areas in Alaska where tsunamis are more likely to hit and create a safety brochure which instructs people how to avoid problems if one strikes.
Students research gender equity and the media. In this gender equity lesson, students evaluate the influence of various media on both individuals and society. Students discuss examples of media that portray gender roles and research a specific type of media for a research paper.
Young scholars research present-day slavery issues in a particular country and present their findings to the class. In this slavery in our world lesson, students discover the nature and extent of slavery in modern countries, present their findings in a graphic organizer, and discuss ways to eradicate slavery in their lifetimes.
Students research a leader or achiever, prepare a poster, and participate in a panel discussion and role play. In this contributions by people of diverse backgrounds lesson, students choose a leader and find three resources about that person. Students summarize each resource and either contact the person by mail or email or find the person's website. Students create a visual to teach others what they have learned and conduct a panel discussion.
Cover higher-level punctuation concepts such as the difference between the en-dash and em-dash. This punctuation review is for formal writing and scholarly articles and is based mainly on APA style. The presentation is very straightforward; it is all black and white with no frills, but contains accurate information.